The New Yorker’s Steve Coll reviews some of political-science literature on civil wars for clues about how to defeat…
Why it’s so difficult to cut off the group’s finances
This morning in New York, Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to combat ISIS, one that she called an “intensification” and…
The phrase “leading from behind” has been rejected, but the practice seems as popular as ever.
After Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the three rivals showed their weaknesses along with their strengths.
A look at a month of historic attacks attributed to the Islamic State, and what they might mean.
A rediscovered Shelley poem highlights how little has changed in warfare over the last 200 years.
Since when did footwear decide whether or not America is at war?
A brief primer
Tony Blair offered a qualified apology for the Iraq War, but found it harder to say sorry for removing a dictator.
The U.S. military cautions against using “body counts” as a metric of success, but continues to advertise them.
A decade since the book pushed “pickup artistry” into the mainstream, Neil Strauss has some mixed thoughts on its legacy.
A new report details a black market in nuclear materials.
More specifically, is their foreign policy “increasingly assertive,” as an increasingly anxious U.S. media increasingly claims? I wondered…
Putin’s terrorists aren’t the same as Obama’s.
Colin Powell on his famous “you break it, you own it” view of war, and how it’s nice to have a doctrine named after you.
The journalist Theo Padnos describes his ordeal, and what the U.S. should do in the region.
Russia needs to understand the importance of a political resolution to the civil war, Ben Rhodes says.
Republican Senator Bob Corker says one operation in 2013 could have made the real difference.
The phrase has become ubiquitous since 2009. A paper examines how new and assertive Beijing’s new assertiveness really is.